Happy Friday! Take a look at this week’s must read articles for recruiters, hiring managers and everyone in between:
How One Company Increased Applications by 400% Per Requisition (Read @ ERE)
A multibillion-dollar technology conglomerate wanted to fuel business growth by improving its talent acquisition rate in a hyper-competitive labor market. But while company leadership rated “effective candidate sourcing” as their single highest priority, recruiters were actually spending less than 4% of their time actively sourcing qualified candidates due to the many other demands on their time.
Why You Should Avoid Hiring Candidates Who’ve Already Done the Job (Read @ LinkedIn)
In my 15 years in executive assessment, I’ve had the privilege of walking through the full career histories of about 500 CEOs and C-level executives. The highest performers — the ones who consistently exceed expectations in each role — rarely take on the same job twice at any point in their careers. They usually take on meaningful step-up roles offered through connections in their networks.
Getting Started with iConnect: Making the Switch from Paper to Online Forms Is Easier Than You Think!
iConnect is iRecruit’s electronic onboarding module, which is available as an add on to the Applicant Tracking Software. iConnect allows you to take control of the mountain of new hire paperwork and manage it online in your secure iRecruit database.
32 years after ADA, disabled people face barriers to employment, fair wage (Read @ Hartford Courant)
Thirty-two years after the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, many barriers still exist for people with physical, mental health and intellectual disabilities in finding employment and a fair wage.
How Verified First Helps Organizations Transform from Good to Great (Read @ Verified First)
Our Founders, Devon Dickinson and Tommy Cheng, started Verified First in 2012. We’ve helped thousands of companies transform their hiring practices from good to great in these ten years, and in the process, we’ve transformed, too. Our company’s purpose is to make companies great by helping them make effective hiring decisions. We’re breaking down how we achieve this goal by highlighting who we are, what we do, and how Verified First remains your one-stop shop for all background screening needs.
Balancing pressure to hire with a lower-than-expected talent pool (Read @ Indeed)
t’s a common recruitment challenge. You’re feeling the pressure to extend an offer or risk more attrition — or even lose that headcount in potential budget cuts. But you also don’t want to make the wrong hire.
How to attract talent without raising pay (Read @ Glassdoor)
The race to find top talent may have employers with smaller budgets feeling left in the dust. Many have tried raising the pay rate to attract job seekers and keep the talent they have, but increasing salary isn’t always an option. There are other incentives you can explore to help ensure your company doesn’t miss out on or lose quality talent.
In This Uncertain Economy, Businesses Struggling to Hire Need to Put Their Employees’ Careers First (Read @ Inc.)
A year into the Great Resignation, job openings remain elevated near record highs, with 11.3 million unfilled positions as of May — compared to 9.6 million a year earlier. The unemployment rate, meanwhile, has been holding firm at 3.6 percent. Businesses have not adapted to this new reality when it comes to hiring.
The Great Resignation narrative ignores the Black experience in America (Read @ HR Dive)
As the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, perceptions of the labor market have bordered on rapturous. With far more open jobs than there are unemployed — and the national unemployment rate at a paltry 3.6% — millions of workers have taken advantage of unprecedented flexibility and career options and quit their jobs in droves.
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